Epigenetic silencing of tumor suppressor genes in cancers
By: Marc Saleme
Epigenetic silencing is a means by which cellular machinery may block certain genes in the DNA sequence from being expressed. Epigenetic silencing of tumor-supressor genes is a relatively ubiquitous cellular mistake which allows the unchecked proliferation of the cell, i.e. cancer. The recognition of...
Genetic Screening
By: Drew O'Donnell
About a month ago, sitting outside our cabin at camp, three close friends and I debated this very subject. We were prompted by a book I had found called "The Book of Questions," written to stimulate both individual reflection and group discussions. I opened...
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
An appendectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the appendix. The appendix is a part of your gastrointestinal system. It is a small organ that sticks out of your colon (large intestine). It is in the lower right quadrant of your abdomen. There is some...
Book review: Gray's Anatomy
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
Gray's anatomy has long been considered one of the definitive text books for the study of human anatomy. It's arguably the best known book on the subject of anatomy - not that that is a hard record to hold - how many people can name...
Structure and function of the prostate gland
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Prostate related problems have been the centre of attention in geriatric care pertaining to males. Its importance in the management of elderly males is due to several reasons. The position, the function and relatively common occurrence of age related disorders are some of these reasons...
By: Jim Kerrigan
The term "Life Expectancy" is a scientific measure of how friendly an environment is to babies. That is all it is. The time of Moses notes that people lived three score and 10 (70 years) with some living four score (80 years). This meant most...
The cranial nerves: Structure and function
By: Tarek Musslimani
There are 12 cranial nerves, which originate in the brain, in contrast to the 31 spinal nerves which originate in the spinal cord. The cranial nerves along with the spinal nerves are parts of the peripheral nervous system. Each cranial nerve has a distinct numbering...
What is breast cyst aspiration?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Formation of a breast cyst Breast cysts or a Mammary cysts are fluid filled lobules found in the breasts of women between 30 - 50 years of age. The formations of these cysts can be precipitated through a blockage of the ductal drainage by a...
Euthanasia is Ethical
By: Lorraine Traylor
I understand the question at hand is whether or not euthanasia is ethical or unethical. May I ask of you a more fundamental question first? Should someone other than you decide whether or not you should be allowed to die peacefully, if that is your...
Will Political Setbacks for Stem Cell Advocates Destroy Medical Research Efforts
By: Lorraine Traylor
Will political setbacks for stem cell advocates destroy medical research efforts? YES! If there is one person, one life that is lost while an unaffected group of politicians, sipping bottled water whilst being paid to ponder whether or not medicine should be allowed to assist...

 

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